Section of butcher's broom Stem

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Section of butcher's broom Stem by Steve Lowry

Image details - Section of butcher's broom Stem

Photographer: Steve Lowry
Competition: Competition-14
Category: Abstract Views
Location: Portstewart, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Digitally manipulated, polarised light microscopy photograph of a cross-section of the stem of Ruscus aculeatus (butcher’s broom), the stem has multiple, widely distributed vascular bundles.

This species is a stem-photosynthetic plant - this is usually associated with plants from arid, high light environments; however, butcher’s broom is highly shade tolerant and drought resistant and is mostly dioecious, having separate male and female plants.


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